weekly inspiration & joy: altered books, peach peonies

I LOVE sharing  weekly inspiration over on over on Instagram – next to my blog it’s my favorite online home! You will find lots of color, gorgeous flowers, quotes, affirmations and a peek into my creative process.

Here’s a recap from the week.

For those of you who aren’t on Instagram I invite you to  come over and join me! 🙂

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peach peony

June 11, 2018

Mindful Monday:
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“Life is full of beauty.
Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee,
the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.”
~Ashley Smith

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peach peony in studio-2

June 12, 2018

TUESDAY’S TIP:

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

June 13, 2018

I’m using my altered book to capture the fleeting color and presence in this peony. This color seriously makes me swoon! Nature is unbelievably gorgeous.

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June 14, 2018

Thinking Thursday
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“Respond to every call that ignites your spirit.”

~rumi
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As I paint over old book pages words often speak to me. I look at them as guides for what I am needing to know in the present moment so I leave them there to ponder.
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Today the word SPIRIT is guiding me. Art is a funny thing, especially when you work from your intuition. You often don’t know where the work will take you. This can lead to feeling insecure and vulnerable at times, but I have learned how important it is to show up anyway. Everyday I learn to trust the unknown a little more, opening myself up to what the world has to teach me. I believe this is where the “juice” of life is and I want to live from that place. 🙂 Do you feel this way in any area of your life?

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June 15, 2018

Sent this little guy off in the mail to my friend @atomboyandabrush. We are #artpenpals 🙂 Fun, right? I have a long tradition with mail art. @tinahirsig and I have sent work back and forth from Connecticut to South Carolina for the past 11 years! You can see more of our work together @lauraTwotina or visit our website www.lauraTWOtina.com

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June  17, 2018

It’s Soulful Sunday! 🌸
I just got back from a wonderful trip to NH where I had the pleasure of seeing some lifelong friends I hadn’t seen in years. 💞It was such a special treat! I also got to spend a little time with mine and Brett’s dad. ☀Wishing all the wonderful dad’s the most Happy Father’s day!
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May you find a moment to soak in and savor this beautiful day. The sun☀ is shining here in CT and it finally feels like Summer! I could not be more happy!

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